Persecution of Falun Gong Becomes Harder to Sustain in China's Legal System
(Minghui.org) As Falun Gong practitioners continue to shed light on the persecution, Chinese people, including legal professionals, have gradually come to see its irrationality and inhumanity. Now, it's becoming increasingly difficult for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to sustain this persecution.
The following reports come from Minghui reports on Feb. 10, 2015.
Head of Domestic Security Division Sued
According to the Minghui report “Hebei Court and Procuratorate Work Hand in Hand with Police in Persecuting Falun Gong Practitioners,” three men and one woman from Sanhe, Hebei Province, were arrested last April for sending group text messages to mobile phone users which exposed the persecution of Falun Gong. Their six defense lawyers filed a joint complaint against the head of the Domestic Security Division, Wang Lianshi, last November for false imprisonment. Wang should have released the Falun Gong practitioners, but he threw them into a brainwashing session instead.
Domestic Security Divisions (local police forces) around the nations have been one of the main forces in carrying out the persecution's policy at a local level. Though suing the division itself is a commonplace act, it has helped to expose the crime of the persecution to the public and put the persecutors behind the defendant's stand.
Prosecutor Concedes Falun Gong Couple's Innocence
According to the Minghui report “Prosecutor Concedes Falun Gong Couple's Innocence,” an elderly couple from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, was tried this February. During the trail, the public prosecutor accused them of “using a cult organization to undermine law enforcement” and recommended that they be sentenced to three and a half years. (Editor's Note: Practicing Falun Gong is not illegal in China, despite the Party's official policy to persecute it. The most common legal charge brought against Falun Gong practitioners is “using a cult organization to undermine law enforcement” but Falun Gong is not a cult, nor does the Chinese law that lists and defines cults make any mention of Falun Gong. Hence this very common charge is simply a ruse to enable the Party to perpetuate it's unconstitutional persecution of Falun Gong. But the tide is turning, at least partially, as described in the case set forth here.)
The husband Zhao Chengxiao's lawyer defended his client's constitutional right to practice Falun Gong and to disseminate information about the practice. The wife, who did not have a lawyer, testified about how Falun Gong gave her a healthy mind and body, and contended that she should not be prosecuted for upholding the beliefs that have taught her to become a better person.
In the end, the prosecutor conceded that he no longer had any objection to the couple's innocence. The judge also conceded that he understood the defense argument that Falun Gong is not a cult. He adjourned the trial without issuing a verdict.
The prosecutor's concession is equivalent to announcing the Chinese Communist Party's charge against Falun Gong invalid. It wasn't the prosecutor's free will to charge Falun Gong practitioners.
Judge Admits in Private That Falun Gong Practitioner Was Innocent
In Minghui's report “Falun Gong Practitioner Zheng Shuyun Sentenced to Three Years in Prison”, a Ms. Zheng was tried in Lianshan District Court of Huludao City on Dec. 5, 2014. She was previously arrested from her home and sued for owning Falun Gong materials. Her attorney argued she was innocent. Ms. Zheng's mother felt that her daughter was terribly wronged and cried aloud during the trial.
The judge tried to comfort them. He patted Ms. Zheng's shoulder and asked her to have a lunch break first, and also admitted in private that she was innocent. However, he announced her verdict later and sentenced Ms. Zheng to three years in prison.
The judge was forced to work under the pressure of the CCP and was forced to throw innocent practitioners into prison. It was against his will and against the law.
As more and more people see clearly the nature of the CCP, there will soon be no way for this persecution to continue.